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in the. headlines on r t international ten russian troops the teens in ukraine after a partly crossing the border accidentally are returned home. also this week some of ukraine's most battle hardened units are trapped in the most of contre talk with the government soldiers blaming kiev and kiev accusing russia of a stealth invasion. we examine how islamic state terrorists are exploding black market trade on online p.r. to expand their honest empire in iraq and syria. and also bahraini police arrest the well known opposition activists that she lands in the gulf nation to check on her phone that has been on her strength for almost
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a week protesting against his own detention. from a new center in moscow your tune into the weekly iraq the top stories from the past seven days and right up to the moment developments as well i mean i mean welcome ten russian partridge's returned home on sunday after spending almost a week detained in ukraine the group was captured when they claim they mistakenly crossed the ukrainian border while on routine patrol colas leader has been following the story. the talks were complicated and difficult but we can now confirm that all ten of russian paratroopers crossed over into ukraine are back inside russia the negotiations were easy but thankfully common sense prevailed and the guards are back with us the soldiers were patrolling the ukrainian russian
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border at night when they unintentionally crossed over into ukrainian territory it was a part of the border that is not signposted they were later detained by the ukrainian security services such border incidents are not uncommon and on several occasions ukrainian soldiers have in fact crossed over into russia but russia's never made much fanfare and as always and should that they are able to return safely back to ukraine there was an incident early in august when around some four hundred ukrainian servicemen appeal to the russian border guards for humanitarian colorado that would allow them to bring their injured and into russia at the same time it would allow them to stock up and food they'd run out of food they'd run out of ammunition they later returned to ukraine after they wounded had been treated inside russia also around three days ago some sixty three ukrainian servicemen soldiers shelter on the russian side of the border this was just state the shelling they later to also returned back into ukraine international law expert alexander
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mcchrystal that's why he thinks kiev sees the opportunity to put russian servicemen in the media spotlight. craning government wanted to milk the. political. they're trying to argue and have been trying to argue for a long time that they're not really fighting the people of the eastern ukraine but that they're fighting the russian army so here they had ten russian actual ten actual russian soldiers and they were able to grade them and to them on television and to show them as proof of the claim that they've been making for a long time that it is the russian army that they're fighting rather than their own the evidence does not look which will convince you that there are any russian troops there but of course one can have unconvincing evidence if people want to believe it and these ten russian soldiers unfortunately were if you like to give
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trim heaven in that respect. according to latest reports from eastern ukraine anti-government forces are close to gaining control over the airports in the nets and lugansk regions fighting continues in both locations on a fire has reportedly broken out in the main building of donetsk airport in lugansk opposition fighters claim to have destroyed several military vehicles and fortifications in their effort to seize their strategic location and they say about several soldiers have been killed in a shoot out kiev officials say almost eight hundred government troops have died since the start of the military operation in the east on more than two and a half thousand are injured but the authorities are being accused of a cover up until government forces say up to fourteen thousand military personnel have been killed or wounded and casualty numbers are being deliberately on reported . in the last few days alone hundreds of government troops have reportedly been
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killed or taken prisoner near the town of a little fice in the dinette region their entire battalions find themselves surrounded during a country offensive by government forces many of the ukrainian soldiers managed to exit the or get three humanitarian corridor open for them by the self-defense forces and one ukrainian military commander has accused kiev disturbing them fall asleep reports on the growing dissent within the ranks. as the fighting intensifies and antigovernment forces close in a call for hope goes on on said for reinforcements for craft to training troops also incoming it's not the first time kids soldiers feel abandoned let it go nuclear. women are forever here are three obvious what a third of the force from a block level sure your must do all across the back women's would tell you what the almost always go usually i was when i was originally i'm over it very it was much
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more of a resume much it's a far cry from the tough talk of ukrainian president petro poroshenko talking of a strong country and strong army instead its young and often inexperienced soldiers as suggested by an alleged conversation between a commander and a tank soldier leaked online. by. god what was i do for you was it was or was. there. frustration is growing among the troops going to. be filled in such as i think that you will get let's go with the political message that. the government or the head of the interior ministry is locking horns with the leader of the radical nationalist right sect a group which is taking part in the fighting in the country's east if our demands are not met will be forced to withdraw our battalions from the front line and
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launch a march on to key of to carry out speedy reforms in the interior ministry your roche with your bragging you have deceived people whom you led into illegal armed units you are turning the people who believed you into cannon fodder meanwhile losses on the battlefield are mounting. policy r.t. eastern ukraine. president putin has shed some light on the behind the scenes the placea over ukraine in an interview with russian national media refinance sums up the key points. i just came back from ukraine where we were working for one month and this time weakness to very dramatic escalation in speaking and made this very dangerous spread of violence in ukraine's east london airport he has his opinion on why it is happening. how can anyone say it's ok to open fire with artillery and multiple rocket launchers on cities do you really expect people to do
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nothing and wait for their own deaths so what's happening now is a natural reaction by the people who live there and who are defending their rights and one of those who took up weapons first blood and put in has also commented on upcoming parliamentary elections in ukraine saying that it will nor help is the tensions in the country. all the candidates want to show how tough they are in the current circumstances it's hard to imagine anyone will advertise their peace plan there's no alternative to a military solution to the problem president putin has also stressed that russia cannot be indifferent to what is happening now in ukraine because this country has many ties cultural commercial social with big neighbor and he has said that this resistance against the european values could be seen as the core of the conflict in ukraine. as a way and what exactly are these so-called european values supporting coups or
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violent seizure of power and then crushing dissent with military might these what european values are now i think it's time we remind our western colleagues about their own ideals. president putin was talking just days after he met ukrainian president poroshenko in means can he has said that they agreed on more humanitarian aid from russia to be sent to eastern ukraine pointing out that this is a very important step forward because winter is coming and it will become harder for people there to survive through the cold. earlier this week ukraine's president petro poroshenko claimed russia had invaded his country international media outlets immediately run with the story guided church account looks at some of the coverage . panic alert in western media after key if tweeted that russia invaded ukraine when reports started coming in that fighting broke out between the rebels and ukrainian forces in the
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port town of. many were quick to claim that it's russia's doing what seems to be happening on the ground however is that russian troops of pushing in from russia photos of tanks emerged in social media with nothing to suggest that they were operated by russian soldiers kill you put out this video claiming it's a russian tank. but while journalists were grappling with the new developments and struggling with the pronunciation of the town that was supposedly being invaded this is no bus got u.s. and nato officials pushed ahead with accusing russia of deploying more than one thousand troops and heavy artillery into ukraine last week ukraine called russia's delivery of humanitarian aid into eastern ukraine an invasion this week it accused moscow of quote unquote a full scale invasion the western media that is generally not putting much distinction between rebels and washer quickly picked up that side of the story that is despite the fact that this thursday the ois sea which is now monitoring the
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russian border with ukraine said they saw no evidence of russian troops and tanks crossing the border the u.n. said it could not independently verify the reports of the russian invasion but a u.n. security council meeting was called upon where its western members push to hold russia responsible russia stop this conflict at least two thousand two hundred twenty people including twenty three children have died in the conflict in eastern ukraine but we've never heard the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. call on key to stop bombing its own people in washington i'm going to check out our team. human rights. swatches again called in kiev to provide information on russian photojournalists understand who's been missing in ukraine since the start of august kiev insists it has no information and andre's whereabouts the watchdog's deputy director for europe and
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central asia sees the rights of media workers are being violated in ukraine by both militia groups on the army it odd that the authorities have a track record of detaining russian journalists. washington is leading the charge against islamic state militants urging other western nations to form a coalition against the jihadists in syria and in iraq the us has also stamped toppers strikes against the group but the latest reports suggest the extremists have enough funds to replace any arms and equipment the strongly by the us islamic state has managed to create one of the most successful business models in the world of terrorism with assets worth an estimated two billion dollars reports suggest this significant amount all of that around two million dollars dealy comes from selling oil to kurds in new bring countries smuggling and kidnapping is also a lucrative sideline with run some payments bringing in around ten million dollars
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in recent years the figures are publicly available islamic state publishes a corporate style a new report to attract new sponsors the radical group is also social media savvy using it to attract new militants to join their fight screen across revenue reports . pictures of nude slates of corpses of the so-called infidels and photoshop images of western troops involved in flames these are just some of the growth task methods employed by these lawmakers state illustrated in glossy magazines and online and its attempt to spread its message a message that even al qaida is uncomfortable with visit hannity that is what was striking out can produce some remarkably good visual graphics but nothing on the scale of isis the photography is hyper real islamic states markets and techniques are becoming increasingly more professional and widespread as its propaganda is found in different languages in news updates videos twitter accounts
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magazines and on t.v. the democratic they're targeting is you know they're relying on the ignorance of youth distorting the qur'an of course but they're also using various. kinds of stylistic mannerisms which the youth all familiar with from the street from you tube from twitter and so forth in other words it has a remote can feel it feels like a media extravaganza but it's suffused with excitement now if we take a look at the cover of the islamic states latest magazine they will see that it's a play on the noah's ark in which the message is it's either them or the flood and experts say they're using controversy and fear to get more followers how are they doing that they're using hate propaganda by showing that ad with paradoxically i was kidding baby is they all say. ah i think a remarkably harsh in their language they present their enemy is indeed humanized
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terms of some kind of humanity just as the nazis did so they use pejoratives like crusades while watson nations might be trying to ball my isis out of existence i says itself seems to have learned to those bombs that cam reach social media and therefore its existence online grow stronger than ever merino call survive reporting from london for art's sake stay with us here to learn why not all group in leaders are on the same page when it comes to widening sanctions against russia but a much more coming up just that. differently here in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties have gone to syria in recent months.
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it is telling you get. stability in peace to syria it's going to be so obvious that. with the economic down in the final month i. sang i and the rest i think me taking everything.
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that's going to get in the middle east where islamic militants in libya have taken over a part of the u.s. embassy which was evacuated a month ago stuff for pows i teach an increasing lawlessness in the country with rampaging warlords on their militias seizing control or we asked the editor of the pan-african news wire where he thinks the situation could be heading the security situation in libya is becoming even more precarious the united states anticipating that this would happen pulled out his personnel and drove them to tunisia well i think the united states is trying to figure out which road to take they have a lot at stake their attempts to remake libya in their own image they may decide to get allies some type of our military force to get in and set up a beachhead in libya but this of course will only spark more animosity and more fighting in a possible grow war about those who are opposed to the u.s. backed militias inside the country. prominent bahraini human rights activist. has
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been arrested shortly after arriving at the country's or board she was flying from europe to check on her father also a complainer who recently went on a hunger strike in protest of his own detention now below is a key figure in the bahraini opposition movement himself spent two years in jail he says the courts are on the beck and call of the government you would expect to see the judge you're going to. want to she creates that he's got a member of ruling family so you are in a country that does not respect human rights there judiciary system does not meet with international standards i don't of criticism by international who want to grow and beautiful and i like that i can i did this to them but they do it they don't care what they were going and. they can look over here what are different going to court and using the court using the good truth is them as a tool to attack human rights activists start their court took off what are your numbers to attack people activists from the social media so we are in that more
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sort of passivity doing now we are now we want to hold the rifle for good idea for you who is in his hunger strike. this woman they couldn't because the generation many women will many men would go to. slovakia could veto the e.u.'s attempt to impose tougher sanctions against russia this week the country's prime minister called it measures meaningless uncontroverted up the topping out there's no point in supporting sanctions that could hurt the economy that was echoed by his czech contra party who wants to revise the bloc strategy the further restrictions thought to have been agreed by european leaders at a summit in brussels would be the latest escalation in a trade war since moscow clamp down on food imports as the e.u. tries to curb the impact of the some politicians there have their own ideas and how to ease the pain. keep supporting of it. germany's agriculture minister believes eating up the food which was supposed to go
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to russia could help the local producers moneywise and also put additional pressure on moscow for the estimate show the e.u. could lose up to seven billion euro over the food and bargain that around one hundred thirty thousand people could end up jobless. european farmers are already demanding compensation these polish workers dump several tons of peppers outside the e.u. parliament building in brussels they're getting support from some politicians who believe sanctions were a big mistake. as bush does much different under sanctions than the trade war i know means to improve the situation on the country we have a spiral of exclusion that hurts the german and european economies many people who check to the sanctions right from the start they have a right to feeling that this is not the way to achieving. sanctions or always prove that the political means failed they are useless and they are harming the
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population sanctions always lead to losses on both sides you can already see the backlash from the sanctions but in the next couple of months it will be even more obvious. from the beginning it was the wrong approach because sanctions escalated the situation and did not ease the tensions it was clear when the imposed sanctions that there would be a counter reaction and the stakes would be raised now because of that a lot of entrepreneurs as well as the general public in germany has been affected by that. poland's prime minister dull tusk is to be the e.u.'s next president he'll take office on the first of december he is replacing herman van rompuy sees the e.u.'s major challenges are the economy ukraine and britain's place in europe the bloc's leaders of also nominated italian foreign minister federica need to be their new foreign policy chief political commentator on of identity thinks the two new
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leadership old very different political views might prove to be a problem for the future of the. maurine is seen very much as tolerant candid as towards russia while donald tusk is seen as tough men who will are wrestle with president clinton about it's small to about it's about this relationship should be functional and unfortunately it's not because they contradictions are so profound that there is no other way that the states well try to vote by a letter all relations with russia because more complicated more profound the debate in europe and a less less vision common vision is represented towards russia our last chance is for european union to become a real player and fulfill its role or if it's an invention to become a saver off ukraine relations. you need more waiting for you on line including why
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day to day jobs can be more dangerous than war for the record for the us labor organization claims that more labor is dian fossey drees than soldiers on the world's battlefields the full story waiting for you at r t dot com. also there are a whole corruption in papa new guinea forces people to flee their homes on planes to change their rates we've got all the details the best pictures online. the threat posed by islamic state terrorists will be high on the agenda of the upcoming nato summit in the well cities of tartus newport as hoary fear reports on brits already gathered to protest the threat of yet more military action amid fears the alliance might decide to launch itself into another distant war. well the leader is the organizers of this protest movement against nato hope that in the coming hours and days ten to twenty thousand protesters from across wales the u.k.
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on even some coming from mainland europe are going to comment here top protests nato summit which is taking place on thursday and friday around sixty leaders from around the world coming off for this friday high profile and significant conference protesters here are against nato itself the the answer to which they see as they say just waging war on a conscience they say it is symbolic of global equality now to protect a nato summit taking place in the next few days has been on trial precedented security operation by the police close to ten thousand police officers have been drafted in from across the u.k. now this operation that critics say has cost up to fifteen million pounds to secure a part of newport this city and also wells capital cardiff which has also been
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caught up significantly in the security preparations including towns and kilometers of security barriers being put in the center of the south wales cities the police are trying to do many things first protect the nato summit itself second to also facilitate the democratic protests of peaceful protesters and third to try and keep wales and the u.k. secure from the increased terror threat which was raised just in the last couple of days to some more world starting in fronts where an apartment building explosion has left at least four people dead in a car suburb one of the victims was an eight year old girl ten of the survivors remain severely injured rescue teams are still sifting through the rubble in search of finding missing residents officials say the transit was probably caused by a gas leak. israel has laid claim to a huge tracts of land in the west bank paving the way for further settlement
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construction the move comes to spite international calls on israel to halt settlement expansion in palestinian territory one of the key disputes holding back the peace process the latest takeover spawning one thousand acres is the largest than thirty years. in somalia islamic terrorists wearing on the uniforms have stormed a high security prison in the capital killing twelve people gunmen from the al-shabaab network set off a car bomb outside the building before shooting their way in attempting to free fellow militants wherever they fail to reach the on the ground cells where prisoners are being held al-shabaab has been fighting to retake control of mogadishu since they were driven out of the capital by african union forces three years ago. up ahead believe this behind the scenes glimpse at how we get the news to hear an r.t. it's the latest episode of the tuesday.
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in dunedin florida how young boy t.j. guerrero is learning how to become an american the old school way by selling cool drinks at a lemonade stand we hear a lot of lame examples of american exceptionalism from blowhard politicians but the idea of kid tropper nerd ship and the iconic norman rockwell esque lemonade stand is something exceptional and has certainly been good for the nation but for all of us hard work what does t.j. get in return one of his neighbors is trying to shut down his quote illegal business that neighbor says the lemonade stand causes traffic noise. trash illegal parking which all harms his property values cry me a river we all wonder where to
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support for the police to come from won't come from people like this will character who need the government to deal with a twelve year old trying to earn yes earn money you know there are some guys who work on cars on the street outside my window and yeah they get loud sometimes but i'm never going to call the cops on them because i'm just happy that some young men are still interested in working with their hands in moscow you see a lot of lads at short shorts with chihuahuas it's up to all of us to give each other a break sometimes and not tattle to the state about every little problem but that's just my opinion. today and made signs of more training progresses to a place to. many many people would see us as great square stranger feaster
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in our case saying what if sick you see the thing itself. we are in a sec. international news live from moscow this is on c international with me. and we'll start with the breaking news from ukraine the sound we can now go live to our correspondents the gulf is going on for the update on the situation that right now in kiev hi there you go. give us a heads up of the situation there where you are frankly it's not clear who.
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